The Bennett LC October 2018 Newsletter - Bennett Elementary

Mrs. Stallbaumer, Media Resource Specialist, astallbaumer@mckinneyisd.net

Mrs. Howard, Learning Commons Assistant, lhoward@mckinneyisd.net

LC & Makerspace Google Sites

In this Issue

  • Cynthia Lord Author Visit Photos
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • K-2nd After-School Book Club
  • 3rd-5th After-School Book Club
  • FYI: After-School Clubs Book, STEM, & Makerspace Clubs offered by Mrs. Stallbaumer
  • As Seen in the LC & Makerspace in September 2018
  • Book Circulation Stats
  • Makerspace Stats
  • Featured Resource: Tumblebooks Library
  • Featured Resource: Parent Library
  • NEW!!! Braum's Reading Program for 1st - 5th Grade
  • K-2 Texas 2X2 Reading Challenge
  • Texas 2X2 Hall of Famers
  • Texas Roadhouse Monthly Reading Challenge
  • 3rd-5th Nominated Bluebonnet Award Reading Challenge
  • Digital Leadership Theme: Responsibility, Privacy, and Security

Cynthia Lord Author Visit - October 16, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider volunteering in the Bennett LC. Learning Commons volunteers are essential to keeping the LC open for student circulation. Substitutes are not permitted by the district.

After-School Book Clubs, STEM, & Makerspace Clubs offered by Mrs. Stallbaumer

Mrs. Stallbaumer occasionally offers after-school clubs for students. After-school clubs are contingent on her schedule, as they are offered after hours. These clubs are typically grade level specific and require student registration by a parent or guardian. Please note that space is limited and on a first-come basis. The best way to find out about any after-school clubs offered by Mrs. Stallbaumer is to read the Learning Commons Newsletter each week, which is linked in the weekly Bear Business. Most of the newsletter will remain consistent for the month, but please check back weekly for any new information or club offerings. Additionally, all clubs will be promoted on morning announcements.

As Seen in the LC & Makerspace in September 2018

Book Circulation Stats

During the first two weeks of school, every student at Bennett Elementary had the opportunity to check out at least one library book after their Learning Commons Orientation.

August: 1,715 books

September: 3,491 books

Makerspace Stats

Teachers determine when students come to the Makerspace. Mrs. Stallbaumer hosts small group workshops and whole class Makerspace sessions. To learn more about the Makerspace, please check out the Makerspace Google Site. All 560 1st - 5th grade students attended a Makerspace orientation in September.

September Makers, Coders, Builders, and Problem Solvers: 163 students

Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks is an ebook database. The subscription is provided by the Bennett Learning Commons and the Bennett PTO. Students have access to the TumbleBook Library at school and home. Password information may not be disclosed on public forums. However, when students login to the Bennett Library Search, passwords and links to online subscriptions are revealed.. Please email your teacher or Mrs. Stallbaumer, for login and password assistance.

Featured Resource: Parent Library

1st-5th Braum's book Buddy Program

What? Bennett Elementary is once again partnering with Braum's to promote literacy and a lifelong love of literature. First through Fifth grade students have the opportunity to earn up to 6 coupons: 2 single dip cones, 2 soft frozen yogurt cones, and 2 single dip sundaes.

Who? Bennett 1st-5th graders. (Unfortunately, Braum's does not offer this reading program to Kindergarteners.)

When? October 2019 thru May 30, 2019 (Look for the Braum's Book Buddy Booklet & Braum's Reading Log in your child's Tuesday folder on October 9.)

How? Every time a student reads 6 books (up to 36 books), they will receive a coupon. After they have read 6 books, students should bring the completed reading log and their Braum's Book Buddy Booklet to Mrs. Stallbaumer or Mrs. Howard in the Learning Commons. Students will receive stickers to put in their Braum's Book Buddy Booklet and the coupon they earned. To earn all 6 coupons, students will need to read a total of 36 books.

K-2nd Texas 2X2 Reading Challenge

Texas 2X2 Hall of Fame

Congratulation to our new Hall of Fame students. We are so proud of you for completing this reading challenge. We look forward to adding new students to the Hall of Fame in October.

Texas Roadhouse Monthly Reading Challenge

3rd-5th Nominated Bluebonnet Book Reading Challenge

October's Digital Leadership Theme: Responsibility, Privacy, and Security

McKinney is changing our vocabulary when it comes to digital citizenship. Instead of developing good digital citizens, it is our goal to develop digital leaders. Each month, Bennett Elementary connects the monthly character trait to a district digital leadership theme to help develop students to be good digital leaders. The monthly character trait for October is Responsibility. Students will focus on keeping their personal information secure and private, and using technology responsibly.

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